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Important Facts To Know During The Great Texas Warrant Roundup
Warrant Roundup Information In Texas
The warrant roundup for Texas in 2018 is moving closer every day with most cities beginning to sign off on warrants during the month of January. Advertisements for the warrant roundup begin appearing across most Texas cities during the month of February. Thereafter, normally in March, the police departments for each city will begin arresting those with warrants for outstanding traffic tickets. This article is intended to give helpful information to those that have warrants during the Great Texas Warrant Roundup to avoid some of the big mistakes we see. If you would like to discuss your outstanding traffic tickets with our experienced legal team after reading this article, feel free to contact our office at 214-321-4105.
Paying Off Old Traffic Tickets In Texas
By far the biggest mistake our Dallas traffic ticket lawyers see during warrant roundup is when someone simply pays off traffic tickets that have gone into warrant status. The reason why this is such a big mistake is because it causes a permanent conviction on the record of the person who paid for the traffic ticket. This conviction must then be reported to The Department Of Public Safety as a conviction. To look at your permanent driving record in Texas, click here. Once a conviction has been reported to your permanent record in Texas, it is near impossible to remove. In fact, after a fine has been paid for old traffic tickets, the only remedy a person has is to file a Motion For New Trial within 10 days of the payment. There is no guarantee that the motion will be granted and again, there is only a 10 day window to file such a motion.
If the conviction remains on the record, some very bad things can happen as a result. For instance, a person can be subjected to financial penalties referred to as surcharges. Surcharges can be as costly as $750.00 per offense that is reported as a conviction. As well as surcharges, a person can have their driver license suspended as a result of conviction in Texas. In Texas, we are on the points system which is really strict. This system tracks the driving history of every Texas driver. If you get too many points for traffic ticket convictions, it causes the automatic suspension of that person’s driver license. So the way this normally happens is that a person gets a large sum of money (normally their income tax refund)
and pays off a group of tickets all at the same time. Because the convictions are all reported at the same time, it looks to DPS like that person is a habitual violator and then causes the suspension action. If you get a driver license suspension notice because you paid off your tickets this way, contact our traffic ticket lawyers in Dallas, Texas today.
Help With Warrant Roundup
There are people out there willing to help you get through warrant roundup without causing further harm to yourself. There is a right way and a wrong way to resolve old traffic tickets that have gone into warrant. Take the time to consult with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer in your area. It could be the difference between a suspended license, surcharges and increased insurance rates. Be smart with your money and consult a legal professional today.